PHOTOS: Update on EPCOT’s New Security Screening Area 1/31/20

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While visiting EPCOT today, we decided to see how construction on the park’s front entrance has progressed. The front entrance is one of many current projects in the park. (Let’s get real…most of the park is under construction.) Before reaching EPCOT’s gates, a new security screening structure now stands. Let’s take a look!

Since our last update, this whole area has come a long ways. The area surrounding the structure has been leveled out to prepare for concrete work.

The end of the structure has been framed out and is almost enclosed. We can’t believe how quickly this happened, especially since in our last update framing hadn’t even begun. An electrician van was onsite, so we imagine that work is already under way on the security screening area’s lighting.

A railing has been added to the short retaining wall on the right side. On the left side of the structure, frame work is in place for a matching retaining wall to be poured.

Off the roof’s eaves are short pieces of steel, which will eventually serve as mounts for signs.

All of the metal panels have been installed on the structure’s roof.

All of this construction is a part of Disney’s plan to enhance every Walt Disney World park’s front entrance. Most of the work at Magic Kingdom is focused on the Transportation and Ticket Center, while at Disney’s Animal Kingdom a new security structure has been built. If everything goes according to plan, all of these arrival experience projects will be completed by the resort’s 50th anniversary. What do you think of all the front entrance construction at the parks? Let us know in the comments.

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Kelly Morgan-Brown

Kelly lives in Central Florida with her Kiwi husband and bossy rat terrier. When not at a Disney Park, she can be found in the dance studio, listening to Broadway soundtracks, or planning her next travel adventure. Contact her at [email protected]